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Reefer Madness: How will pot legalization affect trucking?

Let’s talk about pot for minute, shall we?

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Fiscal cliff deal improves depreciation benefits

Had no fiscal cliff action been taken, the terms would have reverted to limits that would have left little flexibility in using depreciation to manage income taxes.

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The story behind a song

It was never a hit like “Tom Sawyer” or “Limelight,” but one of the standout tracks on Rush’s seminal 1981 album Moving Pictures is a song that should be near and dear to any motoring fan’s heart. “Red Barchetta” tells the story of a future when Orwellian safety-obsessed governments have passed “motor laws” banning most forms of recreational driving. The song’s narrator/hero, however, has an uncle who owns a sports car – presumably a two-seat Ferrari “Barchetta” ...

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You can be a change agent

"Look around. Our industry needs help – and I want you to help me make it better."

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It never hurts to ask

I’m going to give you three quick lessons today. Two of them won’t apply to most of you. One of them pretty much applies to all of us I’ve had horrible skin my whole life. I’ll spare you a list of all the weird crap that’s gone wrong over the years. But eczema was – for years and years and years – the worst one. Eczema’s not contagious. But it is miserable. It’s basically dry skin. And ...

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Rocky Mountain High? Not when it comes to diesel prices

Increased production at refineries and reduced demands makes buying fuel in Rocky Mountain region easier on the wallet.

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A lease-purchase success story

Meet Andre Jackson, a U.S. Xpress driver on his third lease-purchase truck -- his experience with the plans has been largely positive, he says.

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Heavy-duty dream machines

If you’re not already familiar with the Blastolene Brothers, there’s a good chance you’ve seen their work: Jay Leno famously purchased – and occasionally drives – one of their designs, the “Blastolene Special,” an extra-large roadster powered by an engine cribbed from a 1950s-vintage U.S. Army Patton tank. The Blastolene Brothers aren’t brothers and they aren’t engineers. In fact, they don’t even live in the same state. Yet their artistic collaboration is redefining the concept of ...

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Signs of the times: Study says digital billboards distracting

The study, conducted by researchers at the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, concluded that drivers looked at digital billboards significantly longer than they did at other signs on the same stretch of road,

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This tax break survived – and can benefit you

An HSA pays off by cutting your taxes. It allows you to save pretax income into the account, just as many owner-operators do with Individual Retirement Accounts.

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